Airlines agree to carbon tax plan

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Jan Cronje (June 6 2013) reported from Cape Town on the International airlines meeting. An agreement has been reached to a  “global” plan to jointly cut their greenhouse gas emissions from 2020, in part to help prevent a “patchwork” of potential national carbon taxes, which would be an “administrative nightmare”. On 4 Jube 2013, a clear majority of the 240 airlines comprising the International Air Transport Association (Iata) adopted a resolution calling for a “market-based mechanism” to help reduce emissions. These airlines together account for over 80 percent of global air traffic. Iata’s resolution – adopted by all members besides the Chinese and Indian delegations – called on governments to “establish procedures for a single market-based measure (MBM)” which would come into place in 2020.

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